- Regents Scholarship – University of Minnesota
- Student Academic Excellence Award – University of Minnesota College of Design
Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Leilen enjoys spending time outdoors, especially going fishing on the lake with her fiancé, hiking in the woods, and staying active. She loves to dance and likes to do arts and crafts once in a while. Puzzles are some of her favorite pastimes during the wintertime. She enjoys traveling and visiting new places, landscapes, and cultures.
Leilen has experience working on site design, park and trail planning, park and recreation system planning, and wayfinding design and planning projects. She has a background in campus landscape design and has provided service and support on HKGi projects across the state of Minnesota.
Leilen is fluent in multiple languages and brings experience living and working in diverse cultural settings, which means she can bring new perspectives and ideas to HKGi’s design teams.